samobesity

samobesity - There is an epidemic plaguing america. It...

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-1There is an epidemic plaguing america. It contributes to the number one cause of death in the united states. I’m talking of course about heart disease and its underlying cause, obesity. According to the American Heart association, Heart disease claims the lives of over 800,000 people each year. To put that in perspective, that’s 36% of all deaths in the U.S., more than Cancer, Accidents, and HIV combined. So if we are required to wear seat belts, to protect us from a fatal car crash, shouldn’t we do something to prevent obesity? Some of you might wonder what exactly it means to be obese. According to the Department of health and human services, obesity in adults occur when their body mass index is 30 or higher. BMI takes into account weight and height to figure out the amount of body fat in a person. To give an example, an obese person that is 5”9 with a BMI of 30 would weight 203 pounds, while a healthy BMI of 18.5-24.9 would equal 125-168 pounds. As you can see, the issue is not just being fit but actually being extremely
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course COMM 201 taught by Professor Avantmier during the Spring '08 term at BC.

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